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Tanzer vs J-Boat
I am doing some research on small sloops - approximately 22'' to 27'' - because I hope to purchase a used one within the next year.
I would appreciate it if anybody could offer their advice on the pro''s and con''s of Tanzers versus J-Boats in this size range.
I know that the J-22, for example, is designed for fast racing, but does not provide the cockpit and cabin space of something like a Catalina. It seems that Catalinas, while cozy and relatively inexpensive when purchased used, don''t perform as well; but I''ve been told that Tanzers are a good compromise between speed and comfort, at least once you replace the rudder. I''ve sailed Tanzers and I loved them, but I don''t know how they compare with similar designs.
Anyway, I would appreciate your opinions. If you prefer another designer, then please let me know about it.